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Pothcothan beach in April

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Bembridge Windmill - Isle of Wight Taken in April 2007

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About Parkhurst

For decades Parkhurst has been associated with it's daunting prison which casts a dark shadow on fair horizons. It does however have a lighter side in the ancient forest, covering over 1000 beautiful acres. Waymarked walks take you through woodlands inhabited by Red Squirrels and it is said that large wild cat's have been seen roaming in the dense hinterland.

There are now three prisons in Parkhurst and housing for prison staff. None-the-less, it is well worth visiting, the forest is a joyous place with much to interest all the family.

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Tomb of Princess Elizabeth in St. Thomas's Church, Newport

Newport (21 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction SE of Parkhurst)

County Town, being sited on the River Medina, about 5 miles from the sea. Despite its name, the town became the 'New Port' and was given its charter by Richard de Revers, Lord of the Island, as early as 1180...

Carisbrooke Castle, on the Isle of Wight

Carisbrooke (23 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(1.9 miles, 3.1 km, direction SW of Parkhurst)

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Floating Bridge at Cowes, Isle of Wight

Cowes (52 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(3.1 miles, 5.0 km, direction N of Parkhurst)

The most famous yachting resort in the world. Cowes dates back to Tudor times and is divided in two by the River Medina, creating East and West Cowes..

Godshill, Isle of Wight

Godshill (91 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(6.2 miles, 9.9 km, direction S of Parkhurst)

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Harbour at Ryde, Isle of Wight

Ryde (41 Pictures) in the county of Isle of Wight

(6.3 miles, 10.1 km, direction E of Parkhurst)

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Carisbrooke Castle & Museum (28 Pictures)

(2.1 miles, 3.4 km, direction S)

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Osborne House. Isle of Wight

Osborne House (73 Pictures)

(2.8 miles, 4.6 km, direction NE)

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Quarr Abbey (4 Pictures)

(4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction E)

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Exbury Gardens (64 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction NW)

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Flamingo Park, Seaview, Isle of Wight

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(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction E)

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(7.3 miles, 11.8 km, direction SE)

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Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall, Isle of Wight

Appuldurcombe House (3 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.3 km, direction SE)

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